HESA Student Record 2013/14 - Qualification type
HESA Student Record 2013/14
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This field identifies the type of qualification obtained on entry to the instance, for example ‘A’ Level, Higher.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
All Qualification on entry records
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The awarding bodies have given their consent, via the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), for some of the results data that they forward to UCAS to be shared with HEIs for admission purposes, to also be used in preparing the Student Record from 2007/08 onwards .
This data will be made available to institutions by UCAS (through the *J transaction). The HESA record will work to the existing UCAS coding frame.
From 2008/09, the UCAS coding frame only is used for qualifications that are available from UCAS.
Institutions are encouraged to provide this information for other full-time undergraduate students, in order to contribute more complete statistical information for the sector. In order for institutions to be able to add information about qualifications that are included in the UCAS Tariff, but for which UCAS do not provide electronic results information, additional codes have been added.
Guidance on specific qualificationsAccess to HE diploma
For Institutions in England where an Access to HE diploma (QualificationsOnEntry.QUALTYPEs Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6, Y7, Y8, Y9, YA, YB, YC, YD, YF, LD) has been awarded and an appropriate grade has been achieved for ABB+ equivalency, then the Instance.INITIATIVES valid entry code B 'Access to HE diploma marker' should be completed to support the ABB+ policy for student number control. The appropriate grade to meet ABB+ equivalency is defined as an overall pass which includes 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and the other 15 at Merit or higher, as identified in the HEFCE publication documentation Students outside the Student Number Control in 2013-14 ABB+ population.Singapore Higher qualifications
Note that H1, H2 and H3 A level qualifications are Singapore Higher qualifications awarded by University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)BTECs
From 2012/13, BTEC qualifications are available through the UCAS Data for HESA (also known as *J) transaction. The ability to return these qualifications through the HESA record was previously accomplished through the provision of a HESA-specific code: B 'BTEC Nationals (NQF)'. This permitted the return of a subset of BTEC qualifications to allow for analytical requirements.
A suite of new QUALTYPEs have been introduced by UCAS for the range of BTECs which can now be supplied through the the UCAS Data for HESA transaction. These new codes also cover the qualifications that correspond to those that could previously be returned under QUALTYPE 'B'.
To minimise burden on institutions, HESA will accept qualifications for continuing students coded using either system. There is no requirement for continuing students to be recoded to the more detailed QUALTYPEs; instances under either coding system will be treated identically for analysis purposes. Data obtained from UCAS using the newer codes does not need to be altered in order to be submitted in the HESA Student record - the UCAS codes should be used unchanged.
In addition to the B code, HESA previously made available QUALTYPEs BE, 1B, 2B, 3B, B1, B2, B3 and B4. These map directly to the equivalent qualifications under the new UCAS codes.
Additional information on qualifications may be found in the Further guidance on reporting qualifications on entry document.
Quality rules relating to this field are displayed here.
To allow detailed analysis of qualifications on entry and consequent progression
Data type: QUALTYPECodeContentType
|Change management notes||Business Rule 4 updated to add QUALTYPE AS to the list of valid codes for highest qualification of A/AS level.|
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